So my “books in limbo” just got subtracted by one. At least meaning in limbo by me. The first book in the Migration series, my SciFi/Action/Adventure series, has been completely edited, polished, and sent off to the publisher for consideration. This is the same publisher that I’d originally sent the manuscript to, and while they turned it down initially, they gave me some really good feedback and told me that if I made the changes, they’d be “more inclined to offer me a contract.”
I’m not taking this as gospel that they will still like the book and will want to publish it, but I’m still a bit hopeful.
So now I have to polish the non-fiction book that Lisa (my cowriter) and I worked on for NaNoWriMo 2013. It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally getting a lot closer. I’ve got one more read through and some changes, then Lisa gets a last pass – and that book will be ready! We’ll self-publish that one, though, along with my friend Adam’s custom drawn cover, so we’re close!
Writing can be such a blast, and it’s a cathartic process for many of us. Hopefully the end results will be appreciated by the reading public!